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Morning Links: David Adjaye Edition

David Adjaye. COURTESY  ADJAYE ASSOCIATES

David Adjaye.

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Ahead of his Art Institute of Chicago show, David Adjaye was announced yesterday as the winner of this year’s $100,000 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. He’ll now do a residency at MIT. [Artforum]

“We don’t think of Picasso as a sculptor, but we should. He was a great one,” writes Jerry Saltz in his review of the new “Picasso Sculpture” show at MoMA. [Vulture]

Irving Harper, who designed Pop art furniture and whose work was featured in two World’s Fairs, died on August 4 at 99. [The New York Times]

With her Nicki Minaj drawings, is Camille Henrot taking on a centuries-old exoticizing gaze? [e-flux]

R. H. Quaytman and Michael Krebber at Museum Ludwig. [Contemporary Art Daily]

An “Iranian embassy in Jerusalem,” which won’t actually be an embassy, will celebrate Iranian art come October, when it is currently slated to open in the Israeli capital. [The Art Newspaper]

The anti-Semitic graffiti on Anish Kapoor’s Dirty Corner, currently on view at Versailles, is not going away, the French cultural ministry said yesterday. [France 24]

Sam Smith will perform at LACMA’s Art + Film gala. [Billboard]

Actor John Slattery of Mad Men fame spent $1,600 on Janet Sherman’s Squares at the Affordable Art Fair last night. He looked “super casual” and “adorable,” according to one account. [Page Six]

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